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Long-Acting Antibiotic Formulation Approved for Use in Horses

February 16, 2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Excede sterile suspension, a new long-acting antibiotic formulation for horses from Pfizer Animal Health, the company announced in a release.

Excede Sterile Suspension is used to tre... Read More

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Guttural Pouch Anatomy, Problems Reviewed for World Equine Vets

November 08, 2009

Guttural pouches are more than just ill-defined air-filled vats located somewhere in the horse's head, said Julie Fjeldborg, DVM, PhD, an associate professor in the department of large animal sciences at the University of Copenhagen,... Read More

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Kentucky Lifts Ban on Hoosier Park Horses

October 27, 2009

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office has lifted a restriction that kept horses from Indiana's Hoosier Park from entering the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility. The Kentucky precautions were put in... Read More

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Quarantine at Hoosier Park Lifted

October 14, 2009

A horse quarantine has been lifted at the Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana where two Thoroughbreds tested positive for Streptococcus equi (the bacterium that causes the disease strangles).

Racing manager Jeffrey Smith says... Read More

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Update on Hoosier Park Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak

October 08, 2009

The Associated Press today (Oct. 8) reported that 54 quarantined horses are being removed from the Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana after two other horses tested positive for Streptococcus equi (the bacterium that causes the... Read More

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Two Febrile Horses Removed from Hoosier Park Quarantine

October 01, 2009

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has detected two horses in the quarantine barn exhibiting fever, so as a precautionary measure, both horses were removed from the grounds and shipped to a secondary quarantine facility per recommendation of the... Read More

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Early Hoosier Park Strangles Tests Negative, Horse Dies of Colitis

September 24, 2009

Hoosier Park Racing and Casino received test results back from horses quarantined on the backstretch for Streptococcus equi (equine strangles). All tests have been returned as negative for the infection in these horses.

In the late... Read More

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Strangles: Kentucky Tracks Ban Hoosier Park Horses

September 17, 2009

On the recommendation of the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office, horses stabled at Hoosier Park will not be allowed to enter the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility until further notice.

Hoosier Park Racing an... Read More

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59 Horses Quarantined, Strangles Suspected at Hoosier Park

September 15, 2009

Fifty-nine horses have been quarantined because of a suspected contagious infection at Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana.

Hoosier Park officials placed the horses in quarantine Saturday after one Thoroughbred at the stable began... Read More

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Hoosier Park Quarantines Barn; Strangles Suspected

September 13, 2009

Hoosier Park Racing and Casino took precautionary measures Sept. 12 when symptoms of a case of Streptococcus equi (strangles), a contagious bacterial disease, was suspected in a Thoroughbred racehorse on the backstretch at the facility.... Read More

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Secondhand Tack and Disease

September 01, 2009

Don't bring a disease home to your horses when buying used tack or even sharing equipment with your friends. ... Read More

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New Strangles Vaccine Research in Progress

July 06, 2009

There are about 150,000 horses in Montana, about one-sixth the number of people living in the state. Whether they are used for pleasure riding, racing, ranching, or hunting, all of these horses are susceptible to strangles.

"Most horses wil... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: ¿Podemos Prevenir las Paperas?

June 17, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Kee... Read More

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Can We Prevent Strangles?

April 01, 2009

Strangles is a dreaded disease for horse owners. It is caused by bacterial infection with Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (referred to as S. equi). The bacteria typically infect the upper airway and lymph nodes of the head... Read More

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Strangles: Answers to Common Questions

March 31, 2009

Strangles is a highly contagious disease that causes horses to have swollen and painful lymph nodes that block their airway and can cause difficult breathing. The name was coined because these enlarged nodes sometimes (but rarely) suffocate... Read More

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Strangles: Serious, But Not Often Fatal

January 30, 2009

Due to its contagious nature, outbreaks of the bacterial disease strangles, which can cause serious complications, periodically occur. This can send owners scrambling to protect their horses.

Owners are justifiably concerned because... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 01, 2009

Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More

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UK Group Organizes Skydives for Strangles Research

December 10, 2008

The British Horse Society (BHS) has announced that it's recruiting volunteers from across the U.K. for fundraising skydives aimed to support researchers examining strangles.

A release from the U.K. organization noted that participants... Read More

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British Horse Society Commends Initiative to Prevent Strangles Spread

July 12, 2008

The British Horse Society (BHS) has commended the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Scotland's University of Edinburgh for its offer of at-cost strangles tests to horse owners and farm managers in Scotland. These tests, designed for... Read More

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Strangles Reported at Florida Standardbred Track

June 08, 2008

One case of strangles was confirmed June 4 in the stable area at Pompano Park Harness Track in Pompano Beach, Fla. Live harness racing will continue as scheduled at the facility.

Track management, in working with animal health officials fro... Read More

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Strangles in the Spotlight at Scotland Conference

May 27, 2008

The eyes of the veterinary world are on Scotland's capital city this week as a conference organized by The British Horse Society and the Animal Health Trust brings together the scientists and vets at the forefront of combating equine... Read More

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Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

April 21, 2008

Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More

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Controlling Strangles in Horses

April 04, 2008

Strangles is a highly contagious disease that affects lymph nodes and potentially other organs in the horse.... Read More

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British Group Develops Strangles Diagnostic Test

March 06, 2008

After four years of research by scientists at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, a new diagnostic blood test has been developed to combat the virulent horse disease strangles.

The blood test identifies horses that have recently been... Read More

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Containment Measures Help Stem Ohio Strangles Flare-Up

February 13, 2008

An flare-up of strangles that surfaced at Northfield Park racetrack in Ohio nearly three weeks ago is under control, according to Director of Racing Gregg Keidel. Seven horses contracted the bacterial infection.

"The horses are doing fine,"... Read More